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‘Tis the season for a food thermometer

Nov 24, 15 ‘Tis the season for a food thermometer

By Jessica Domel

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, loved ones gathering and kids out of school, it can be easy to overlook even the simplest tasks.

I typically forget at least one or two items on the grocery list, for example.

We’re pulled in so many directions this time of year, it’s easy to get distracted. But if there’s one thing you must focus on this holiday season, I recommend these two words: food safety.

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Deep-fried Turkey Bites

Nov 20, 15 Deep-fried Turkey Bites

By Kelly Bogard

The biggest food holiday of the year is almost here. My family consumes twice the amount of food on Thanksgiving Day than we normally eat. Turkey, ham, dressing and plenty of fresh veggies. There’s always enough for a feast. But plenty of leftovers, too!

The go-to at my house the day after is a turkey sandwich. With dressing and cranberry sauce, of course. Sometimes we make Turkey Pot Pies. But this year, I’m trying something different.

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How much will Thanksgiving cost?

Nov 17, 15 How much will Thanksgiving cost?

A time for family, fun and cost-savings.

Yup, you read that right. You can carve your Thanksgiving turkey—and eat it, too—without digging deep into your wallet.

Because prices are down during this holiday season. For the second year in a row.

And shoppers are flooding grocery stores to prep for the holiday feast. Finding those savings on nearly every aisle.

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Baked Apples

Nov 13, 15 Baked Apples

By Kelly Bogard

The holidays are fast approaching and my kitchen is heating up.

In the past week, Butters and I have baked for several different occasions. From cakes to brownies, we have been busy.

As I start my Thanksgiving list, I always try to think of something unique I can add to the traditional sweets brought to the table. This year, instead of having apple pie, I think that we will try out this recipe.

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Transformation Tuesday: From field to fabric

Nov 10, 15 Transformation Tuesday: From field to fabric

By Jessica Domel

Take a drive through the Plains of Texas this time of year and you’re bound to find a field or two of white, fluffy cotton.

I was fortunate the other day to visit a Texas family harvesting their cotton.

There, they told me about the amazing transformation cotton goes through to get to our homes.

First, it’s not just used for our favorite fabric.

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